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Posted by ballydhanoa on 2014-10-24 10:06. 0 comments. 30 reads
 
hello friends m/20 on my second pm replaced 2 month before. from few days i am feeling my heart sometimes is beating in disorder. in a day when i am in resting position it beats in disorder for 2,3 days for 15,20 minutes then after that it start beating in order. is this is some serious problem or normal? i am CHB patient having medtronic kappa 400 dual chamber DDDR mode type. my question is this disorder is normal ? i feel my heart is beating in disorder Any suggestions ?

Posted by jangi1992 on 2014-10-23 08:25. 0 comments. 29 reads
 
I have severe hand and body tremor since 3 years ago, while i was having problems of low BP and trachycardia . after that I implanted with pacemaker. i want best medicine from this group of people to help me out. and have no any other physical complication. plz help

my age 72 years
weight 60 kg.

thanks in adavance

Posted by sportygirl on 2014-10-19 21:12. 7 comments. 215 reads
 
Hi everyone, Just would like to thank all for the support l have received over the year. Things have been going good, would like to ask one question. I have swelling and tenderness around pacemaker pocket. The pain is around a 7 and you can see the area is swollen. This all started today. Any advice?
Thanks, Sportygirl

Posted by Lee24 on 2014-10-19 02:24. 2 comments. 152 reads
 
Guys I have a dual chamber pacemaker. Since last night 12:20 pm I've been having syncope events every 5min till now. I called boston scientific. They say my pacemaker is fine. The cardiologist says he doesn't know what to do. What could be wrong with me ? Can't afford to be sick at this moment


Posted by deefromcalifornia on 2014-10-18 14:50. 4 comments. 167 reads
 
Yesterday I received a small electrical shock from a shop vac. I have a boston dual chamber pacemaker. Is this a problem with pacemakers? Thank you!

Posted by cwalsh on 2014-10-18 12:09. 5 comments. 155 reads
 
i had my dual pacemaker put in two weeks ago, I had a lot of soreness as the surgeon found it had to make the pocket for it, the last few days I've had this funny/weird feeling (hard to explain it ) like as if your heart is not beating properly, I did have it all the time I only get it now if I go move, has anybody else had an experience like this, I had my pacemaker checked and they said it's working fine, has anybody else had an experience like this, my base rate on my PM is 60 and I'm 46 yrs old. Thank you.

Posted by saunders22 on 2014-10-13 04:10. 1 comments. 109 reads
 
Hello,

I hope someone can help my mother who is in her 80’s. She had a pacemaker operation over 3 months ago. Two days later, a burning sensation started in her back area, and has been there day and night ever since. This causes her enormous stress and pain, making it very difficult for her to relax and sleep. She has seen over a dozen specialists - including several cardiologists, neurologist, immunologist, etc. – all of who say two things: there’s nothing wrong with the pacemaker; we don’t know what is causing the burning sensation.

Is anyone familiar with this burning sensation (in the back area, not by the heart) after a pacemaker sensation? As her loving son, I would really be grateful for any contribut...


Posted by general365 on 2014-10-11 20:28. 5 comments. 186 reads
 
Hi, I am 7 weeks post implant, and about a week ago I began having a sharp pain at one side of the implant site. It is not constant, but it is becoming longer and more painful daily. The pain is not debilitating by any means, especially considering all of the surgeries I have had in my life. Today I tried to take a nap, and it was a no-go with the discomfort around the PM area. This is where I draw the line, when my nap gets interfered with! :-} Would the veterans out there think that this will go away? It is more tender to the touch lately than it used to be. Thanks!

Posted by wxman on 2014-10-09 19:44. 8 comments. 466 reads
 
I almost wasn't going to post this because I didn't want to discourage anyone that might be contemplating the implantation of a device. However, If you're reading this site, you've likely been reading many sites about PM implantation, and are aware that with any medical procedure, there is always a very small chance that something may go wrong. For most, everything turns out fine. With that said, here's my experience.

I went in on September 8, to have a duel lead PM installed because of bradycardia with occasional tachycardia, and quite a few PACs with a few PVCs (which I was told were benign). After the implant procedure, I felt fine as I was coming off the sedation. Within a few minutes, I started getting a very strong pa...


Posted by labbe on 2014-10-09 14:52. 2 comments. 108 reads
 
Hello! First time to post and just recently joined PM Club. So happy to find this sight. I have had 4 cardiac arrest episodes before I got my PM on 7/24/14. I had open heart surgery on 4/11/14 (one bypass). I've had some problems with PM and have had it adjusted once. Recently my Dr told me my wires in my ventricle are dying. But the good news is my PM is working and I'm alive. Has anyone else been told this? I'm 64.
Thanks
labbe

Posted by davstecut on 2014-10-06 20:56. 5 comments. 259 reads
 
Can anyone tell me what would be the typical sign of a pacemaker malfunction.

Posted by Mommiof3 on 2014-10-06 16:42. 3 comments. 176 reads
 
Hi guys. My 4 year old daughter had the pacemaker implanted on June 4,2014 because she was diagnosed with complete heart block 3rd degree. Her left ventricle was the size of a 10 year old. So She has had check ups since then and all were fine. Her teacher recently contacted us with questions to see if everything was ok. They told me she sometimes just go lay down and pass out to sleep and it's hard to wake her. When they do wake her they said she's lost. So I've called her doctor but haven't heard anything yet. Could this mean a problem with a pacemaker? She does great at home without any problems so I'm totally confused. Can anyone relate and ease my mind because I'm getting worried!! Thanks u guys!!!

Posted by shal on 2014-10-05 14:23. 8 comments. 292 reads
 
I am quite upset that. My pacemaker has moved from under the muscle and into the armpit. I will need another op. Apparently a lead extraction may also be needed and they may need to use the other side. So wounds on both sides. I am told lead extraction carries a 1% risk.....is that true? I have youngs kids and am so worried about the surgery.....can anyone calm my nerves with any personal success stories or knowledge?
Gratefully
Shal

Posted by REBAAMOUSH on 2014-10-05 04:22. 4 comments. 140 reads
 
I have a slight case of pneumonia and bigger case of bronchitis. While having a coughing attack I got light headed, started shaking and muttering some words, now my pacer has been palpitating. No defib on board. Almost due for my batteries (within the next 8 months). I have had my pacer since 2006 and never felt anything from it. Now it is palpitating like its my actual heart. Something serious?

Posted by skaggsoak on 2014-10-01 05:34. 6 comments. 181 reads
 
Have been hospitalized now. Its 6 weeks after implant and have a bad infection all around implant site. Chest hot swelled red no one knows why this long after surgery. Putting bags of antibiotic in me to try and stop it.

Posted by chelsea_clio on 2014-09-29 14:48. 3 comments. 147 reads
 
Hi there,

I was wondering if anyone was taking flecainide for their arrhythmia. I am taking 50 mg twice a day and I feel weird sensations in my chest when walking. Is a bit like my rate response kicking in too early and it only happened since I started the drug. I also feel very tired. Just wanted any comments on side effects from others on this drug.

Thanks




Posted by vbpoppy18 on 2014-09-27 13:44. 1 comments. 119 reads
 
Everything I have read online has said that alternators will cause a pacemaker to slow it's pacing until it is removed from the alternator. But is it possible for an alternator to make the pacemaker speed up and stay sped up permanently?!?!

Posted by Cynthia56 on 2014-09-25 12:18. 2 comments. 236 reads
 
Hi everyone. I'm new on this forum and would appreciate getting to know others who have pacemakers and learning from some of your experiences. I had a pacemaker installed in March of this year. It was sent at 60 bpm. I am exhausted all of the time. Have any of you every heard of someone having their bpm's increased to help with exhaustion? I would appreciate

Posted by Nanabanana on 2014-09-24 18:29. 4 comments. 173 reads
 
Is there going to be a problem if I have a wound VAC about 3" form my pacemaker?

Posted by carolinagirl27 on 2014-09-22 23:45. 7 comments. 414 reads
 
Hi,

I received my first PM implanted last Tuesday. I have the Medtronic, dual chamber MRI compatible device. I had some complications after surgery and had a lot of inflammation from the leads. I spent two days in the hospital. This past Saturday, I was found to have pericarditis. I spent the weekend in pain but received a new med to go along with my motrin. It has helped quite a bit.

Today, I recieved the news after my echocardiogram that I now have fluid around my heart (pericardial effusion) and will need it drained. Also, my atrial node lead has failed and needs to be repositioned. I check into the hospital for surgery tomorrow to drain the pericardial effusion and fix the faulty lead.

My question is ...




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